Indian Super League (ISL) side, Chennaiyin FC have signed Bengal captain and defender Monotosh Chakladar ahead of the upcoming ISL season on a multi-year deal in a bid to improve their squad and challenge for honours in the upcoming ISL season.
The contract with Chennaiyin FC is the maiden ISL deal for Chakladar who impressed for Bengal in the recently concluded 75th Santosh Trophy – with the 24-year-old not only captaining the club but also playing a key role the state team’s runners-up finish.
“We are really happy to welcome Monotosh Chakladar to the Chennaiyin family. All of us at the club are aware of his leadership qualities and performances at the Santosh Trophy and we are excited to have him bring those qualities to the fold. I am certain he will fit in seamlessly into the team, and raise the overall level,” Chennaiyin FC co-owner Vita Dani said.
The 24-year-old who has played for Gokulam Kerala and East Bengal in the past started his youth career at Kolkata-based United Sporting Club before moving to Mohammedan Sporting, where he made two I-League second division appearances in the 2017-18 season.
The youngster for his part has reiterated that his main aim is to win titles with Chennaiyin and there is no doubt that he is good addition to the ISL side.
“I’m very excited to play in the ISL for the first time and that too for two times champions, Chennaiyin FC. My only motive now is to work hard, get into the first team and win titles with this team,” Chakladar stated.